Historical Romance/Erotica (light BDSM)
Published in 2009
H/h - Colonel Wesley McEwen/Carrie Hatcher
Setting: Georgia, 1863.
Read in July, 2015
A week or so ago, I finished Debra Glass’s Lover for Ransom, an awesome Civil War era-set erotic historical romance. So I decided to try a few more of her books. Unsurprisingly I found myself more drawn toward anything set in the same time-frame, which Bought and Paid For is. It was a good read and I loved the author’s writing style which I found as amazing as I did before. Though things about the plot bugged me a little, what blew me away, again, was the H. Man but she knows how to write a hot, HOT H who presses all my right buttons or what?! Mmmmmm......
Young war widow Carrie Hatcher is in dire straits. Once she had everything a girl can hope for. Then, the war broke loose and now she has nothing but the house she lives it. It was already embarrassing that her husband, Amzi, went to war to fight for Yankees, then lost his life in a fever. To make it worse, her so-called relation with a Yankee has made her a pariah here where the Confederates rule even though it wasn’t her fault. Now with 2 servants, one of whom is old and gravely ill, Carrie can’t think of a way to survive. No one would give her a decent job but Jenny has been as close to a mother as she’d ever had, so Carrie isn’t just going to give up and let her die. Doctors refuse to come to treat a black servant; even if they did, Carrie doesn’t have the means to pay them. Then there were wounded soldiers who were brought in time and again and had to be taken care of. Carrie doesn’t have any means to support anyone anymore, so when another wounded soldier is brought in, she begins planning. She needs to survive, and she’s heard some widow around the block is making money by ‘entertaining’ officers at her home. Of course everyone knew she was prostituting herself and was making pretty good money. Carrie had never even thought about selling her body but desperate times call for desperate measures.